How does dental insurance work?
If you have ever wondered about the disconnect between dental and medical insurance, you are not alone. A recent news story discusses dentistry’s rough beginning – when your local barber was responsible for extracting teeth in addition to cutting hair.
As research finds more links between overall health and oral health, we see that the mouth is truly the gateway to the rest of the body and should be treated accordingly.
Most dental insurance plans cover preventive dentistry as well as basic care, but more complex procedures may only receive partial coverage, leaving patients with out-of-pocket expenses. The basic concept is that preventive dentistry will keep you healthy and complex procedures should only be occasionally necessary. In an ideal world, this is a noble idea. Biology often has other plans in mind. Even with preventive care, breaking a tooth or developing an infection might still occur, leaving a number of questions about the future of your smile and your wallet.
A Central Park Dental Clinic, we accept most private insurance and government plans and we strive to make it convenient for you to get the dental care you need to stay healthy. If you want a dentist in Burnaby, BC who will provide you great dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment, give us a call!